Czech Beer Blog

News from Czech beer scene plus some more stuff. Na zdravi!

Morava Vidensky special — January 7, 2015

Morava Vidensky special

Microbrewery in Frydek-Mistek announced its first new beer in 2015. It´s Vidensky special (Vienna lager) and it´s going to be on sale by Jan.16th.

Vienna or amber lager was developed by brewer Anton Dreher in Vienna in 1841. Austrian brewers who emigrated to Mexico in the late 19th century took the style with them. Vienna lager is a reddish-brown or copper-colored beer with medium body and slight malt sweetness. The malt aroma and flavor may have a toasted character.

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Czech Beer Day celebration in Raškovice — October 1, 2014

Czech Beer Day celebration in Raškovice

September 27th was set as Czech Beer Day and many breweries (suprisingly mainly the “big” ones) prepared something special for their customers. Many pubs participated as well so I decided to give a try and went to Raskovice´s pub U Bobra where local beer enhtusiast and a owner´s friend Datel introduced some new and unique beers made by Plzensky Prazdroj.

Plzensky Prazdroj is probably the most known Czech brewer and its beers are the most selling ones in CZ. I don´t mind its flagship – Pilsner Urquell – it´s a pretty good beer, famous worldwide and you can easily buy a sixpack in the USA and elsewhere. I don´t like its common brand Gambrinus. It´s most common beer in CZ and the taste is just plain and boring. But many beer drinkers love it because they can drink 8-10 of these per evening and it won´t kill them in the morning after. So I was pretty sceptical.

But I was quite suprised at the end.

I had a chance to taste two main attractions that day. First, unfiltered Pilsener Urquell. It´s commonly available only in Pilsen´s brewery after a visitor tour so the opportunity to drink it was quite special. Unfiltered PU is the highest ranket beer on RateBeer and frankly it was very good. Not the best Czech beer I´ve ever had but good. Secondly I have tried Gambrinus First Hops and quiote shockingly I was amazed! It was very good lager, hoppy with fruit tones, easy to drink but delicious. I´d never tell that this was the same brand as the awful one in many pubs around.

So I can tell now that even big bullies can do a great beer. But only sometimes and only in limited amount. But YES, THEY CAN.

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The first ever ale from Frydek-Mistek — August 7, 2014

The first ever ale from Frydek-Mistek

10552561_648156588613603_1521124372099393685_nThe hell froze over! Frydek-Mistek, my hometown, will have its first ale. That is remarkable because local beer drinkers are ultra conservative and the only beer here is Radegast – local pilsener lager. But things changed…

Morava – 1st local brewpub – announced today its first ale. It´s going to be a Red Ale with about 5.2% alc. and I can´t wait to taste it next weekend!

Morava Černá 10 — July 8, 2014

Morava Černá 10

10463954_632173790211883_3341881354787067949_nPivovarek Morava in Frydek-Mistek brewed its first dunkel beer. They label it just Černa 10 (Black 10) and it is announces ad “summer refreshment”. I am a big fan of this micobrewery – it´s in my hometown and the brewmaster is a pretty nice guy but their PR (names, posters, slogans) is just horrible. I can imagine dozens of better beer styles for “summer refreshment”) and dozens of better ways how to promote dunkel in our coal-mining region. It´s just a wasted opportunity and I really hope that they will be better in PR in the future.

But I´m still quite curious and I´m looking forward to taste this.

Morava Boruvkove pivo — June 18, 2014

Morava Boruvkove pivo

Microbrewery Morava in Frydek-Mistek offers a new brew. It´s a fruit beer and it´s quite typical for this region. Beskydy mountains are full of blueberries so the choice was obvious. My guess is that it´s mix of their lager beer and blueberry syrup and it´ll be pretty decent. I must check it out eventhough I´m not a big fan of fruit beers.10423943_617726631656599_6103456227131422149_n

Morava Medova 12 — May 15, 2014

Morava Medova 12

Honey lager is a new beer by Morava brewery in Frydek-Mistek. It´s a quite typical for our region because there are many people producing and selling honey so almost every small brewery produce this lager (Kohut, Vojkovicky Konicek, etc.).

On sale from 15/5/2014.

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Pivovárek Morava Velikonoční speciál — April 11, 2014

Pivovárek Morava Velikonoční speciál

524545_575642609198335_825667968_nQuite new pub-brewery Morava in Frýdek-Místek is quite succesful so far so they widen their portfolio. As many of others Czech breweries they decided to brew an Easter special. The special is going to be Vienna style lager (Polotmavy in Czech) with about 5.2% alc, copper color and smooth taste. You will have a chance to taste it from April 14th in Frydek-Mistek and Ostrava.

Pivovarek Morava Polotmava Morava 11 — March 16, 2014